NOTE: Please note that it will likely be at *least* a 3-4 week minimum before you hear back from us after submitting an adoption application. We typically accept for new applications for a period of 7 days or until 20 applications have been received for any newly available dog. After that time period, the applications are sent on to the foster family for review and that usually takes from at *least* a few days to a week to sort through the applications, etc. :-) Most of our dogs receive several applications so this process does take some time, especially on dogs who are more popular for one reason or another. We do require phone interviews to be conducted between the foster family and potential adopters, vet reference checks and a home visit to be conducted for all potential adopters, if they are selected as the top choice applicant, which will also take time to complete. That being said, we do always let our applicants know if they are chosen or not. :-)
IF you happen to not be chosen, please don't feel discouraged as, again, we usually get several applications for each dog, and sometimes it can be very difficult to choose just one adopter. In those cases, we usually offer to keep the applications for adoption on file for any future dogs that come into our rescue. :-)
ALL adopters are required to come and pick up their adopted dogs in person from the dog's foster home (we do not ship any of our dogs). Please have road/driving transport plans in place to pick up an adopted dog before you apply! While we are not against adopters flying a foster dog in cabin on a commercial flight, please keep in mind that many are not good candidates for flying due to size and/or being a brachycephalic/short nosed breed.
If an adopter can not keep one of our grads, for any reason at all, at ANY point in time, they *must* be willing and able to return their adopted dog to his/her original foster home, despite distance and any costs that would be required to do so.
Foster Location: Des Moines, IA
Age: 4 years (DOB: 3-17-15)
Kids: YES, dog savvy, 12 years or older
Dogs: YES, submissive, respectful dogs
Adoption Fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Lemon Drop was surrendered to SNAFU Rescue via a breeder release. Her breeder wanted her to live the rest of her life as a loved and cherished pet.
Lemon Drop is just as sweet as her namesake! This girl loves to be cuddled, sneak up right next to you to relax on your lap, romp around in the grass and play with any toy she can get her little paws on. When she isn’t begging for a fun game of fetch, you can find Lemon Drop following her foster family everywhere they go. This velcro frenchie girl just wants to know everything her foster family is doing. Lemon Drop can be shy at times when meeting new dogs and people. It may take her some time to warm up but once she does you will instantly become her best new friend. Lemon Drop is slowly learning to live her life as a cherished pet and it is important to remember that she is dealing with a big transition and as such will need a patient and understanding family. Lemon Drop is currently living with several furry dog foster siblings. She does enjoy a gentle wrestling and chase session with her foster siblings but would much rather have all the attention on her from her humans! Although Lemon Drop is currently living with multiple pets, she would thrive and be very happy as an only dog. As with all of our dogs, slow introductions to other dogs in the household is a must. Lemon Drop enjoys her time around all humans, big and little, but we feel she would do best with children 12 years or older that are gentle, dog savvy and respectful. She should always supervised when she is around children to make sure both she and they are kept safe.
Lemon Drop is successfully working on potty training. She is making amazing progress and her foster family reports she does not have accidents in the home or in her crate. Her adoptive family will need to be patient and willing and able to keep her on a regular and consistent schedule for her continued training. Lemon Drop is crate trained and will settle in quickly for a good long nap as long as she has a comfy soft blanket to lay on and bribed with a treat of course! For her safety, she will need to keep a similar crating schedule when her humans are away from the home and/or when she is left unsupervised so she is safe and secure while no one is at home.
Medically, Lemon Drop seems to be in great health. She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm tested, microchipped and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Lemon Drop would do best in a house with a fenced yard. However, an apartment would be just fine if she is taken out regularly using a harness and leash. We also think she'd love to go work with her new family if they wanted to take her with them to the office! If her people are not able to take her to work with them, no problem at all - she's completely happy sleeping the day away in her crate as long as she has a warm soft comfy blanket to rest her head on and her people can arrange for a mid-day potty break for her!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Lemon Drop, please submit an adoption application for her today!!